Match reports – 15/09/18

Whitchurch Ladies 2s 2 Crewe Ladies 4s 2

Whitchurch Ladies 2’s started their home matches against Crewe Vagrants’ Ladies.
After the disappointment of last week, Whitchurch were hungry for victory. The ladies started out strong with multiple attacks on goal. Early on in the game, Ellie McEvoy scored a blinding goal latching on to an excellent cross from Phoebe Jones on the right. Whitchurch continued to keep strong and defend the demanding attacks from Crewe. Another goal was scored from a short corner by Jess Kimberly with a beautiful slap on goal. Whitchurch ended the first half with the score line at 2-0 and a well deserved lead.

After a motivational talk at half time, Whitchurch went back on to the pitch determined and eager to start. Whitchurch held their game throughout most of the second half and continued to hold their standard of play. Unfortunately, after a 30 minute exhausting battle with the attackers, Whitchurch conceded an unlucky goal, despite multiple saves from keeper, Gwyn Thomas-Rees. As Whitchurch began to tire, a short corner was awarded to the opposition leading to a second goal from Crewe and a sharing of the points.

Becky Brookfield was awarded players player after a magnificent display commanding the centre midfield.

Whitchurch ladies 3s 0 Oxton ladies 4s 5

Whitchurch fielded a young but strong team of 11 against the visiting team. Mother and daughter attackers Kate and Annie Buckeridge put in a strong performance making some strong attacks with the help of Holly Gilbert, Caitlin Shaw and Annie Leigh on her debut. Whitchurch’s front line attack was supported by a strong mid field of Caitlin Edwards, Leanne Read and Wendy Cooper.

Unfortunately, by half time Whitchurch were 4-0 down after Oxton made the defence of Mel Reid, Emily Lister and keeper Louise Cotteril work hard but after a morale boosting talk from coach Craig Hockenhull they went back onto the pitch reinvigorated.

After Whitchurch sustained an injury to Mel Reid, Gwyn Thomas-Rees stepped into continue Whitchurch’s defence.  Oxton managed to score a further goal in the second half leaving the home team 5-0 down at the final whistle.

Lymm ladies 3s 2 Whitchurch ladies 1s 2

Whitchurch ladies 1s had their first away match this week against Lymm 3s taking a young and keen team.

From the off Whitchurch didn’t shy away from Lymm’s older and experienced players. The ball was up and down the pitch reaching each dee every time. As time passed Whitchurch settled into a formation that worked, with the solid defence of Millie Edwards, Hebe Dixon, Chloe Lloyd and Sophie Ward picking up and pushing the ball back up the pitch towards Izzy Huxley and Emily Vernon. Whitchurch were the first to score as Jessica Carruthers managing to flick the ball over the lying keeper. Lymm came back strong and scored from a short corner.

At half time Whitchurch caught their breath and came back out strong with plenty of passing around Lymm having several shots on goal from Catherine Winter-Gresty and Ellie Windsor. Keeper Maddy Sugden had plenty of play as Lymm had some strong strikers.

A short corner was awarded to Whitchurch and they made it count by a rebound shot from Hebe Dixon. After taking the lead Whitchurch had a fight on their hands as Lymm weren’t going to lie back and take a loss. Midfield Helen Mellor, Aisla Cairns and Holly Jepson held tight as Lymm pushed up trying to equalise and unfortunately for Whitchurch, Lymm managed to score in the last five minutes from a short corner and made it a 2-2 drawer at final whistle.

Millie Edwards was nominated match player